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Rugby opener for football stadium

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Six venues have been built from scratch for the World Cup

The first purposely-built stadium for next year's football World Cup will open next month with a rugby match.

The 48,000-seater venue in Port Elizabeth will stage the British Lions tour match against the Southern Kings.

The game on 16 June will mark the first event at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, one of six built from scratch for the 2010 finals.

The opening of the venue will bring to five the number of World Cup stadiums already operational.

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